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Dr. Isaac ASHE

  • Born: Nov 1834
  • Marriage: Sarah GORE on 5 Jul 1864 in St. George's Church, Dublin, Ireland
  • Died: 19 Nov 1891, Dundrum Criminal Asylum, Dublin, Ireland aged 57
  • Buried: Mount Jerome Cemetery and Crematorium, Dublin, Ireland

bullet   Cause of his death was Murdered by a lunatic.


bullet  General Notes:

Extract from the "Dublin Evening Mail" dated Tuesday, 24 December 1861
University Intelligence: Dublin - Trinity College.
The Elrington Theological Prize for 1861 has been awarded to Mr. Isaac Ashe, A. B., son of the Rev. Isaac Ashe, Rector of Baronstown, diocese of Armagh. Subject - "Religious Revivals".

Extract from "The Dublin University Calendar, Vol. III for the Year 1906-7" (1907)
Elrington Theological Subjects and Prizemen:
1861: "Religious Revivals" -- Ashe, Isaac.
Batchelors in Medicine:
1862: Ashe, Isaac.
Masters in Surgery:
1862: Ashe, Isaac.

Extract from a Limerick City newspaper (July 1864)
On Tuesday, 5th inst., at St. George's Church, Dublin, Isaac Ashe, Esq., M.D., Castleblayney, county Louth, to Sarah, daughter of the late Henry Gore, Esq., J.P., of Blessington, county Wicklow.

Extract from Irish Church Records for the Parish Church of St. George in Dublin
Marriage: 5 July 1864
Groom: Isaac Ashe, M.D., of Castleblaney
Groom's father: Rev. Isaac Ashe, Clerk
Bride: Sarah Gore, of 16 Sherrard St.
Bride's father: Henry Gore, Esq.

Extract from "A Catalogue of Graduates in the University of Dublin" by James H. Todd (1869)

Ashe (Isaac), B.A., Hiem. 1860. -- M.B., Ęst. 1862. -- M. Chir.., Ęst. 1862.

In the "Report of the 32nd Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science held in Cambridge in October 1862", and published in 1863, Dr. Isaac Ashe is quoted as having an opinion on a number of scientific issues.

In the "Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature Science and Art, May to August 1863", published in 1863, Dr. Isaac Ashe, M.B., CH.M, wrote an article entitled "The Human Skin".

In 1968, Dr. Isaac Ashe published a book called "Medical Education and Medical Interests, being the essay to which was awarded 'The Carmichael Prize' of £100, by the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, 1868".

Extract from "The parish of Taney: a history of Dundrum, near Dublin, and its neighbourhood" by Francis Elrington Ball and Everard Hamilton(1895)
Churchwardens: 1881-1882 -- Isaac William Usher and Isaac Ashe.
ASHE, ISAAC, 1881-82, of the Central Asylum; M.D. & M.CHIR., T.C.D., .K.Q.C.P.I.; eldest son of the Rev. Isaac Ashe, by his wife Jane, dau. of Robert Ellis, Esq. ; m. Sarah, dau. of Henry Gore, Esq., and had issue:
1. Isaac Leslie, Sch. & B.A., T.C.D.;
2. Arthur, Sch., T.C.D., d. July 4, 1892;
3. Robert William D'Estcourt;
4. Edward, d. Oct. 7, 1875;
5. Mary Kathleen Jane;
6. Sarah Ethel Barbara;
7. Lilian Evelyn.
Dr. Ashe d. Nov. 19, 1891.

Extract from "The poets of Ireland; a biographical and bibliographical dictionary of Irish writers of English verse" by D.J. O'Donoghue (1912)
ASHE, ISAAC, M.D.- Eldest son of Rev. Isaac Ashe and Jane Ellis.- Published a volume of poems in London in the early part of 1891, having as subject of his longest piece the Rocky Mountains, but I cannot discover its exact title. He graduated B.A., T.C.D., I860-, M.B., 1862; M. Chir., 1862. Two religious pieces by him in " Lyra Hibernica Sacra," edited by Rev. W. Mcllwaine. He was medical superintendent of the Central Asylum at Dundrum, Co. Dublin, and died there suddenly on November 19, 1891, aged 57. Possibly he was the doctor of the same name who published some medical books a good many years ago.

Extract from Burke's "A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Ireland" (1958)
Isaac Ashe, M.D. (Dublin), of Dundrum, co. Down, married, and had issue:
- Leslie.

Extract from "The London Standard" dated 21 October 1870
Medical Appointments: Isaac Ashe, M.B. and C.M., Trin. Coll. Dub., has been appointed consulting and visiting physician to the Donegal Lunatic Asylum, Letterkenny, vice George Edward Carre, M.B., resigned.

Extract from the "Derry Journal" dated Friday, 7 April 1876
Dr. Isaac Ashe, M.D.
Dublin, Thursday. - Dr. Isaac Ashe. M.D., T.C.D., Physician Superintendent of the Londonderry District Asylum, has been appointed by the Lord Lieutenant Physician and Superintendent and Governor of the Central Criminal Asylum at Dundrum.

Dr. Isaac Ashe was Medical Director of the Dundrum Criminal Lunatic Asylum near Dublin when he was murdered by an inmate in 1891.

Extract from the "Cork Constitution" dated Saturday, 21 November 1891
ASHE - November 19, suddenly, at Dundrum, Isaac Ashe, M.D., F.R.C.P.I., Resident Medical Superintendent of the Criminal Asylum, aged 57.

Extract from Death Records - Irish Genealogy Civil Records
Date of Death: 19 November 1891
Place of Death: Central Asylum, Dundrum, co. Dublin
Name: Isaac Ashe
Condition: Married
Age: 57
Profession: Physician and Governor of Central Asylum
Cause of Death: Apoplexy

Extract from "The British Journal of Psychiatry" dated January 1892
Isaac Ashe, M.B., T.C.D.
We regret to have to record the death of Dr. Isaac Ashe, at the Dundrum Criminal Asylum, on the 19th December 1891.

Extract from the "Dublin Daily Express" dated Monday, 23 November 1891
On Saturday the remains of Dr. Ashe were interred in Mount Jerome Cemetery. The deceased was a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland and was much esteemed by his professional brethren. He had held the office of physician to the Derry Lunatic Asylum and amongst the perople of the Maiden City he enjoyed a wide measure of popularity. He was promoted from Derry Asylum to be Resident Medical Superintendent of the Central Asylum, Dundrum, a position which he occupied down to the time of his death. Dr. Ashe stood deservedly high as a physician of general literature, he had read much and he was an industrious student of science. The chief mourners were: Messrs Leslie Ashe, Arthur Ashe, and Robert Ashe, sons of the deceased.

Extract from Ireland Calendar of Wills and Administrations (1891)
ASHE, Isaac. 8 December. The Will of Isaac Ashe, late of the District Asylum, Dundrum, County Dublin, M.D., who died 19 November 1891 at same place, was proved at the Principal Registry by the Reverend Arthur Gore, of Bowdon Vicarage, Altrincham, County Chester, Archdeacon of Macclesfield, the sole Executor. Effects £1,404 13s.

Extract from the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society: Vol. 25 (1984)
Obituary for Robert D'Escourt Atkinson
Robert D'Escourt Atkinson was born on 11 April 1898. His maternal grandfather, Dr. Isaac Ashe, was Medical Director of the Dundrum Criminal Lunatic Asylum near Dublin, where he was murdered by an inmate.

Extract from Find A Grave
Name: Isaac Ashe
Birth: November 1834
Death: 19 November 1891 at Dundrum, County Dublin, Ireland
Cause of Death: Murdered by a lunatic
Burial: Mount Jerome Cemetery and Crematorium, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

Inscription on the gravestone at Mount Jerome Cemetery, Dublin
No: 10176
In Christ Jesus
Isaac Ashe
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
Born ? November 1834
Died 19 November 1891
And of Sarah his wife
Born October 13th 1834
Died January 17th 1916
"For them hath the light shined"
Isaiah IX. 2
Arthur Henry Gore Ashe
Scholar of Trinity College Dublin
second son of the above
Born November 5th 1868
Died July 4th 1892
"None of us liveth to himself,
and no man dieth to himself.
whether we live thereof, or die,
we are the Lord's."

Extract from the "Obituary of Robert D'Escourt Atkinson" contained in the "Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society: Vol. 25" by C. A. Murray (1984)
Robert D'Escourt Atkinson was born on April 11, 1898 near Rhyader in North Wales, where his father was an engineer working on the construction of the Elan Valley Reservoir. His middle name is that of a family which came over with William the Conqueror and ultimately became Ashe, his mother's maiden name. His maternal grandfather, Dr. Isaac Ashe, was Medical Director of the Dundrum Criminal Lunatic Asylum near Dublin, where he was murdered by an inmate.


Isaac married Sarah GORE, daughter of Alderman Henry GORE J.P. and Mary, on 5 Jul 1864 in St. George's Church, Dublin, Ireland. (Sarah GORE was born on 13 Oct 1834 in Kilkenny, Ireland, died on 17 Jan 1916 in Ireland and was buried in Mt. Jerome Cemetery, Dublin, Ireland.)

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